Condo Owner's Bill Of Rights?
D.C. Councilmembers are studying a controversial measure that would provide new protections for condominium owners. While protections already exist for owners governed by a condominium association, conflicts often occur, including misunderstanding of rights or inequitable implementation of an association's policies and penalties.
Get a Better Mortgage Interest Rate
People will clip coupons and drive across town to save a few cents at the gas pump, but few will shop around for the best interest rate on their mortgages. Most buyers tend to go with the first lender they talk with, perhaps out of fear of losing the house if they don't act quickly enough. Paying one-eighth of a point too much can add up to thousands of dollars over the life of the loan.
Where does Purplebricks stand one month after its U.S. launch?Purplebricks, the online agent that has seen massive success while battering the incumbents in the U.K. market, launched in the U.S. about one month ago. Let’s take a deeper look at its launch, its tactics, the numbers and its next targets ......Read More
The battle for New York listings: Zillow’s StreetEasy versus the industryThe battle lines have been drawn, but the end is far from uncertain. And the ramifications for the rest of the real estate classified industry in the United States could be far-reaching ......Read More
Post-hurricane investing: How to look for win-win opportunitiesThere have been (unlucky) 13 hurricanes so far in 2017 at the time of this article. Harvey, Irma and Maria have been the big three, causing massive devastation throughout Texas, Florida and the Caribbean, with especially destructive effects in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands ......Read More
6 housewarming gifts buyers will actually useYour clients just bought a new home and couldn’t be happier. What better way to congratulate them than to give them a great housewarming gift? Selecting something they'll actually like isn’t always easy though, especially if you don’t know them well ......Read More
This fire map is a safe way for NorCal residents to check their homeAmid the destruction and sorrow caused by the Northern California wildfires, it seems a bit of positive news has surfaced: firefighters have been successful in containing 60 percent of the two largest fires, and weather reports indicate a chance of rain that could help extinguish additional flames. This news may leave residents anxious to return home -- and many have already begun doing so -- but there's a safer way to assess neighborhood damage: a satellite fire map ......Read More
Real estate tracking app demo: Hacker ConnectIs the Dominos tracking app better than any real estate tracking app out there? Believe it or not, the answer to that questions used to be "yes". Fortunately, Shane Farkas of The Agency and Jess Martin of First.io took the Inman Stage to explain how their new app is going to take the anxiety out of the real estate transaction by tracking every step of the way ......Read More
Opendoor’s buying homes at a rate of $100M per monthOpendoor, a three-year-old San Francisco startup that uses technology to quickly buy and resell homes, reports that it's reached a $1.3 billion annual purchase rate, which rounds out monthly home purchases at about $100 million ......Read More
Pacific Union International acquires Empire RealtyThis is the third acquisition in the last 10 months for Pacific Union, following its merger with Beverly Hills firm Partners Trust in August ......Read More
5 drywall texture techniques to create the perfect vibeFrom the lightest of stipples to the heaviest of Mediterranean swirls, the texture on your walls and ceilings does a lot to create your home's specific look and feel. It can also be a fun way to change your home's appearance ......Read More
Poll: Will you upgrade to the iPhone X?Tell us if you're planning to pony up for Apple's new $999 gadget ......Read More